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Employee Well Being
 
Short Term Absences
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
Long Term Disability
Return to Work and At Work Accommodation
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Related Links
Reports and Process Forms

 

Short Term Absences

After a ten (10) day absence from work due to a non work-related illness or injury, the Employee Well Being Office manages short term absences by establishing direct contact with the employee for updates and progress of recovery until the employee returns to work or is approved for salary continuance through the LTD carrier. 

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

All work related illnesses and injuries must be reported to the Employee Well Being Office within 24 hours. The EWO is responsible for reporting all incidents that result in healthcare and or lost time to the WSIB and administers the WSIB claims.  The EWO provides a Functional Abilities Form to the treating practitioner who clarifies the employee’s functional abilities to assist the EWO in facilitating an early and safe return to work.


Long Term Disability

The EWO provides a long term disability (LTD) package to employees who are absent for more than four (4) weeks.  The package includes an information letter from the EWO and the application forms: a Plan Member’s Statement (to be completed by the employee) and the Attending Physician’s Statement (to be completed by the physician).  The EWO initiates the claim by providing the LTD carrier with the completed Plan Sponsor’s Statement. The EWO continues to administer the claim following the elimination period. The elimination period is 90 days of uninterrupted total disability or the last day benefits are payable under any short term disability, loss of income or other salary continuation plan, whichever is later.


Return to Work and At Work Accommodation

The Employee Well Being Office works with the employee, the department, the union (if applicable), the WSIB (if applicable), the LTD carrier (if applicable), and the treating practitioner to implement a safe and suitable return to work plan.  This involves understanding the employee’s functional abilities and limitations, the essential duties of the job, and the department’s operational needs.

The Employee Well Being Office works with the employee, the department, the union (if applicable), the treating practitioner and the Department of Occupational Health and Safety (if applicable), to implement suitable at work accommodation.  At work accommodation may include interventions such as work station modifications, technical aids, ergonomic devices and training.

For information on the Academic Accommodation process please click here.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary, confidential, short-term counselling and advisory service that connects the employee and eligible family members to a network of dedicated professionals who are available to give assistance 24 hours a day.  The EAP provides professional assistance for a wide range of issues including: family matters, bereavement, eldercare concerns, crisis counselling/trauma, couple and marital relationships.


Related Links

Atkinson Counselling Centre
Department of Occupational Health and Safety
Recreation York: An onsite fitness facility offering lifestyle programs
Training and Development - Lifestyle, career and skills courses/workshops
Retirement Planning Centre

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
Workplace Safety Insurance Act (WSIA)
WSIB Presentation on Creating a Supportive Environment for Return to Work (PDF)
Creating a Supportive Environment for Return to Work (PDF)
Guidelines – Work Related Accidents (PDF)


Reports and Process Forms

10 Day Employee Absence Report Form (PDF)
10 Day Faculty Absence Report Form (PDF)
ETF Process Flowchart (PDF)
Intake Process Flowchart (PDF)
Supervisor’s Accident Investigation Report (PDF)
Functional Abilities Form (PDF)
Transportation of Ill or Injured Workers (Taxi Chits) (PDF)

To request information and training specific to employee well-being processes, for your faculty or department, please contact us at: (416) 736-5005 or via HR internal extension 55005, Department of Human Resources.

 

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